PRIVATE INSTRUCTION and
PRIVATE STUDIES: I offer private instruction on piano, Hammond organ and keyboards, exploring beginning through advanced concepts in Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Pop, Rock and Reggae improvisation and comping. Much of my approach starts with Blues since this style forms the back bone of much of western popular music. I have developed many extremely helpful educational hand-outs explaining anything from jazz II-V-I voice-leading, to blues vocabulary, to the essentials of swing, to chord-scale and mode study, to upper structure triad application and more. They are yours to keep!
ENSEMBLE COACHING: Need help making your band really groove? It's what I do best!
COMPOSING and ARRANGING: As a composer (song-writer), lyricist and arranger, I will give you valuable feedback and techniques to improve your skills.
LOCAL / INTERNATIONAL: Lessons can be done in person in my studio or from anywhere across the globe provided that you have a good internet connection.
RATES: I realize that people have many different financial situations and because of this I work on a sliding scale.
HOW TO SWING VIDEO 1: The "DooBaaDoo" - accent upbeats, nearly ghosting down beats while playing legado. Imagine the most swingin' bassist and drummer are jamming with you! CHECK THIS PDF OUT for the lesson!
THE ART OF PLAYING REGGAE GUITAR WITH TUFF LION
An incredibly popular educational video produced by Matt Jenson.